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to know more than enbridge what has caused this incident. we do strive for 0 incidents. this concerns us and we take it very seriously. >> the longer term clean-up still needs to be investigated, the impact to ground water, how far it's gone into the soil, that kind of thing. >> reporter: what needs no investigation, whether this spill will hit chicago drivers in the wallet. it's happening already. depending on where you fill your tank, gas prices are already up between 15 and 20 cents a gallon, with room to go even higher. if you think it's no big deal, just talk to a chicago cabby. >> it become very scary for us. >> reporter: it's likely to get scarier still, unless another way can be found to provide oil normally carried by this pipeline, or to get this fixed fast and the crude flowing again. >> bottom line, this is a big deal, especially for the chicago area, because this pipeline feeds four of the major refineries that produce gasoline around this area. >> reporter: and because of this spill, analysts say gasoline prices in the chicago land area are going up, while the rest of the n
for staying up with us. >> thanks for having me. >> wild weather tonight for a while. >> things quieting down. looking at some of the damage, maybe over 80 miles per hour across portions of the chicago area. fortunately it was fairly isolated. damage nonetheless. looks like things are widing down now for the rest of the night. and the storms were fairly brief across the area. you can see the thunderstorms briefly. some heavy rain and then things quieted down for much of the rest of the evening. although we have showers and storms that return to part of the area tonight. the rainfall totals have been meager. we could use rain but we haven't seen anything excessive as far as rainfall is concerned. most of the totals under half an inch across the area. and the heavier totals are to the north of the city. evergreen park one of the heavier sections at about a third of an inch. we have a cold front pushing through. but we're not seeing a whole lot of cool air behind this. no relief from that. temperatures still 68 right now at mid way. and the rainfall has been fairly light. some areas saw little o
is the technology that law enforcement also has at its access and that allows us to legitimately track known child pornography images. >> reporter: last month lisa madigan announced she would be cracking down on child pornographers by tracking on their computers. they've been trading and transporting images. wgn news. >>> the alligator found in buffalo grove this week, the owner could be facing jail time. he admitted to keeping the gator in a large enclosure with sunken ponds and water falls with brick walls and fencing. if charged he could face up to 30 days in jail and a $1500 fine. he could be headed to the alligator of the world theme park in florida. >>> still ahead: tow troubles. drivers forced to pay hefty fees in one neighborhood. >>> and using your own body fat by making you look better. streak transplants using fat from your other cheeks. >>> i've been kicked out mexico, out of canada. i'm the only to be deported back to the united states three times. >> local latin comics finding their voice. >>> and jim ramsey will tell us how far the temperatures will fall this week. [ female announc
on saturday night. he was arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device. these are serious charges, and authorities say he wanted to blow up willis tower and hurt the mayor, and more, all to prove a point. >> his attempt was to kill as many poem as he could in an area of town that was highly populated in a time of night that could create as much destruction as possible. >> reporter: a resident of lebanese decent, like twept somethings, his facebook page is filled with photos, and nothing to say about his plot to blow up citizens in wrigleyville. undercover agents set him up with explosive device, and it was a rock concert going on just a half a block away. >> everything from his perspective was working and ready to go. he set it for a 20 minute explosive period, set out on foot, dropped it into a receptacle and left and was arrested shortly thereafter. >> i was running down the side streets, didn't think much about it and went back it work johe wasn't skilled at carrying out such a scheme and who knew he had had bigger plans for des
- american woman elected to the u.s. senate. she says she won't make a decision about jumping into the mayor's race until after the weekend. >>> another candidate testing the waters, jesse jackson jr. linking him to misdeeds involving rod blagojevich or they would have charged him. on a radio show this morning, jackson said he was at a meeting in 2008 where a businessman offered to raise one million dollars blagojevich's campaign. that it would be in exchange for appointing jackson to though seat. jackson says he never heard that. and if he's a conspirator, prosecutors should bring it on. >>> parents heading up a march. they secured a meeting with the chicago public schools. several dozen participants want a broken down house turned into a library for whittier elementary. tension today when police forced open the doors. nobody arrested. officials say that building is unsafe and must be torn down. but they'll hold off until after the meeting. whittier has classroom libraries but parents say they're too small. >>> the united airlines, continental merger cleared for takeoff. it will create the
have 6 on the road. bullpen has become an issue bigger than us. that's outside. 2-2. >> steve: the bullpen has started to come back. >> ken: they have started to come back. >> steve: bobby jenks is the one who has had some problems, but j. j. putz is back, sale has been just unbelievable with the outings he has had. santos is throwing the ball well again. >> ken: but the guy who anchors that bullpen is bobby jenks. foul tipped. staying alive. >> steve: >> steve: that ball trickled away. >> ken: if our bullpen does what i think they can do for the last three weeks, we have an excellent chance of coming back. that's hit to left centerfield. blanco is there. and that is out number 2. here's the u.s. cellular text question results. yes, 74%. no, 26%. and that's it. so the answer is yes. >> steve: >> ken: out of play right side. just again a reminder, makes your plans to be here at the ballpark for this series finale. if you can't make it to the ballpark, the game will be over on comcast sportsnet, a 1:05 start. and that is out of play right side once again. so the count 0-2 with t
: olive garden. when you're here, you're family. [ female announcer ] last year, the u.s. alone used over 39 billion plastic bottles of water. ♪ that's enough to stretch around the earth over 190 times. ♪ each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation. it's a small step that can make a big difference. save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance?really was abe lincoln honest? mary: does this dress make my backside look big? abe: perhaps... save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance?really host: is having a snowball fight with pitching great randy johnson a bad idea? man: yeah, i'm thinking maybe this was a bad idea. >> chicago police on a red line train shoot and kill a teen but not everyone is telling the same story. good evening everyone. but not everyone is telling the samestory. good evening everyone. i'm robert jordan. >> dan has tonight's top story. >> this cell phone video shows chaotic scene after 2:00 p.m. according to police news affairs, a man with a gun was on the train and when the officer approached the suspect, he began fighting wi
department. tell us what you think. would you like to see jody weis stay on as the top cop after daley leaves office? text yes or no to 97999 or go to wgntv.com. >>> george ryan wants to ask a judge to let him out of prison early. not only are his lawyers challenging his conviction, but they're pleading that ryan's wife is terminally ill. the 76-year-old laura lynn ryan isn't expected to live more than a few years. she was in court attached to an oxygen tank with her son. dan webb says the so-called honest services law curtailed by the supreme court this summer should nullify some of the convictions. >> george ryan subpoena now in prison serving time for something that the united states supreme court said is not a crime. >> we argued he breached his duties but also that he was bought and paid for. i believe the ryan trial meets the higher burdens. >> all sides in the ryan case will be back in court on november 1. >>> burning upheaval of the florida pastor's plans to burn the muslim holy book. he planned to torch the koran on saturday. today he buckled under intense pressure. now he says he's
're going to go out and poll. >> reporter: a will the -- lot of polling going on. told us in this studio today that she loves the job she has now but has refused to rule out a run for mayor. >> thank you. >>> 82 years old and a veteran chicago politician is running again. the oldest member of the city council wants an 11th term. he feels his experience is needed because of daley's retire. >> a new mayor is going to need someone like myself to guide him. this is going to be an awesome responsibility. >> the people on this ward are very much ready for a change. they're ready for someone with a vision, determination, someone that's going to be very service-oriented to the people. >> or her. his youthful opponent could be tough to beat. he won his last election by just 700 votes. >>> man accusing of doing everything from assassinating mayor daley painting the water in chicago remains behind bars. sami samir hassoun faced a court today. he requested a psychology evaluation. the attorney reports he is competent to stand trial but things need to be considered. >>> 19-year-old george lash was sh
have a country away. good evening i'm micah materre. >> and i'm mark suppelsa. who is using atms to steal the money? tom negovan is at the wheeling police department today. [ no audio ] >> a lot of people ahead of me and some people behind me. >> reporter: rich valenzo one of a stream of people making a statement today with missing money and a fee charge. the person used his information at another bank. six other loams have been taken for the same. >> $500 was taking out of my checking account by a debit card in pasadena while i was having lunch. >> reporter: you heard her right. she was in chicago having lunch. it has been happening with residents of both wheeling and buffalo grove. it's the same complaint over and over again. police have a stackup. even they are blown away by the number of cases. >> what we are telling people is call your banks, let them know you're concerned about their doesn't cards. you want to make sure it hasn't been accessed. and then if that doesn't work, cash is the way to go. >> reporter: they do business at an array of different banks. amounts ranging
this in the future. >> reporter: obviously the cta interested in speaking to this individual. cta saying to us that its security proceduring are getting tighter now. after the release of that photograph, they hope the public will step up and help them catch um with whoever it was that took their bus for a joyride. >> thank you very much. >>> now the chicago tribune has found you, the taxpayer, footing the bill for millions in dollars in pension padding across the suburbs. to fatten retirement checks add up to you paying more. for example, the trib shows taxpayers paying half a million dollars more on the outgoing city manager alone. they're going on to an outgoing parks director. all of this and more adding up to some $13 million in the last two years alone for top level retirees and as much as $145 million over the last decade. more on the trib's investigation online and in friday's edition. >>> mayor daley leaves tomorrow for china and south korea looking for people to put their money into infrastructure in chicago. >> we need money in america. and i don't care where it goes as long as we ca
gusty. our computers are putting that old air -- cold air over us. it does retreat for a day or so late in the week. then by next week as this animation continues, another round of cold air will sink from canada. watch this come down. this is not this weekend but the weekend beyond. and that suggests some very cold air envelopi the midwest. fall will really feel like fall about ten days from now. this is radar returns from e dakotas showing some rain showers. we expect will be in here tomorrow night. some showers north of the great lakes bothering the upper peninsula. bringing in rain showers tomorrow night. not a big event. let's take a close watch of our local forecast for the remaining hours of this evening we're looking at partly cloudy skies. winds continue to die down a bit with a low temperature 47- 53. saturday some morning sunshine. and the clouds increase. a little bit of a breeze out there. high temperature in the 60s. tomorrow night cloudy, showers possible. low 44-49. another cool night for chicago. for sunday we'll finish up the weekend with morning clouds. maybe a peek or
the red line to the far south side of chicago. the agency is using federal money to look at plans that would extend the red line from 95th street to 130th adding four stations along the way. the cta says the extension would run mostly along the union pacific railroad right of way. construction could begin in the next five years and be done by 2016. the price tag, $1.4 billion. >>> congress is likely the look very optimistically on this project because of the transportation needs because it serves such a low income and minority community, and it's likely that the federal government could pick up as much as 80% of the tab. >> chicago transit authority is already holding community planning meetings for the red line extension. residents have been giving plenty of input what they would like to see at the new stations. >>> mayor daley says he strongly believes foreign investors are onboard to build a high speed rail line downtown chicago. the mayor's pack from an over seas trip meeting with business ladyers china's industrial revolution is happening right now something we could learn
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that takes us to the conference. or we could book with hotels.com and stay closer. see, with welcomerewards, no matter where you accumulate 10 nights, you get a free one. huh. smarter. [ male announcer ] accumulate 10 nights and get a night free. welcomerewards from hotels.com. smart. so smart. >>> the budweiser play of the game. you don't normally think about home runs this often in this ballpark. you saw three of them tonight. two from soriano. >> bob: good to see from him. finishing the season strong. >> len: budweiser with full flavor and a crisp finish. it's what we do. our next wgn broadcast of cubs baseball will be our final one saturday evening from minute maid park in houston. 6:00 central time. the cubs and the astros. carlos zambrano will make his final start of the season. we hope you join us. the final tonight the cubs 5, the padres 2. the giants held over. so san diego back in the west. from bob and our crew, len. stay tuned. wgn news is next. ♪ take matters in your own hands. keep that car running better... longer. do everything you can to make sure a small job... doesn't t
come forward. they go to school administrators. the school administrators come to us. this would not have happened without the relationships that had been forged in the past year and a half with the chicago public school system and chicago police department. >> reporter: remember another teen was shot on wednesday and police say that person is right now listed in stable condition at a hospital. chicago police maintained that deantonio goss was also a member of the the same gang of the alleged gunman in this case. tonight goss's family marched in peace, they say. probably anywhere from 75 to 100 plus kids were out in the neighborhood tonight, services are scheduled for goss in next thursday. >> julie unruh in area 2, at 111th. >>> a door-to-door search for people missing in california after a fireball fueled by gas rained down. >>> and the oil spill. not the gulf. the one in romeoville. it wasn't plugged after all. >>> in the weather center it, tom skilling trying to nail down the storms that will bring quite a bit of mmmm. you don't love me anymore do you billy? what? i didn't bu
, everyone, i'm robert jordan. >> and i'm jackie bange. wgnaerin maenades joins us with more. >> reporter: today, we saw a lot of customers. scoping out the deals in advance. >> home depot is matching it with another 15% off. >> the rebound program translating into big business. susan mckenzie said the last rebate program nearly doubled their daily sales in hours. >> i expected it to be big. i did not expect it to be that big. >> reporter: the federal program encouraging people to go green is widely subsaysful. >> this is going to help save energy for our state and our country and reduce emissions and help our environment. it's also going to create jobs. >> reporter: the state has $3 million in rebates to dole out. when the money is gone, the deal is over. this last spring, the funds were gone in four hours. >> friday morning at 8:00 am is when it -- >> reporter: rosy and her husband say this time, they are shopping in advance. >> we come in there often, now that he said 30% off. we'll be in there. >> reporter: friday's rebate program starts friday at 8:00 am. kim anderson has been scopin
for november 1st and november 3rd. >> thanks a lot. >>> guilty and headed to prison after providing a gun used to murder a depaul student. gave the gun to a fellow gang membership who was kicked out of a halloween party last year only to return and kill velancia. he didn't know the gun would be used in murder. the valencia family happy to see him go. >>> margaret matthews being comforted today. she is the one who shot a 12- year-old neighbor after they threw bricks at her house then at her. the incident happened yesterday afternoon. the boys have been terrorizing matthews for nearly a year. her stepson says he was defending herself. >> she shot a gun not intentionally to hurt anybody or take anyone's life. it was just out of fear of her trying to protect herself from this ongoing harassment. >> no charges being filed against ms. matthews. neighbors are helping repair her broken windows. >>> chicago plans on holding its first police entrance exam in four years because of the shortage. the experience requirements should be eliminated, one says. call telling the chicago sun times he wants to do a
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sweet little girl was taken from us. >> >> reporter: maya would have been eight today, but her life was cut short by a hit-and-run driver. >> it is hard for me to wrap my mind around how slowly and quickly time has passed. >> reporter: today, hundreds took to the intersection where maya was run over after leaving the zoo with her mother and brother. >> the intersection will always carry memories for us of how maya was killed, we want you to remember as you walk how our little granddaughter lived. loud and silly, loving and well loved. >> reporter: today's walk helped to raise money for a park bench that bears maya's name. money will be donated to children's memorial hospital where maya died. the driver that killed maya was eventually caught and sent to prison. her parents say they will continue to raise awareness of pedestrian safety so no other parent suffers the same painful loss. bob? >> thanks so much. >>> the wife of u.s. representative jessie jackson junior are she was mortified and in agony when her husband told her of her extramarital affair. they have both undergone counsel
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